These Are The Foods You Should Be Eating For Good Skin
Certain fruits, vegetables, herbs and spice have slightly more beneficial effects to the skin than others. However, before we list which ones, it’s important to mention the importance of sourcing high quality produce. Imported fruits and vegetables that come in plastic will generally have lost huge nutritional value before they even reach your mouth. There’s quite an easy way to tell which foods have lost their quality, and that’s by tasting them. Most berries, pears, nectarines and peaches bought from supermarkets rarely have good taste due to the lost quality. Try to source produce locally to you. Visit farmers markets, or have a research around for local sellers around you.
Here are some of the foods we recommend eating for good skin:
An extremely effective herb for soaking up bacteria, making it an antiseptic for acne. It is also extremely anti inflammatory for very sensitive skin and helps treat white heads You can create a home based mask with herbs, or add it to your diet with pesto, dressings or soups.
An all year round herb that is high in calcium, magnesium and beta carotene. It helps to remove toxins from the body and the liver, which is so important for acne sufferers. Parsley also contains vitamin C, A & K that are essential for the skin.
Turmeric comes from the ginger route family and is one of the best for dry skin, eczema and dermatitis as it is very anti inflammatory. It contains curcumin - a powerful antioxidant to treat acne as it is antibacterial and antiviral, and helps to reduce sore spots and boils on the skin. You can add it to your juices and smoothies, add it to hot water, into curries, or apply directly to the skin.
Excellent for the skin, but also helps with lowering blood sugar levels and stops cravings. You can sprinkle it on hot drinks, such as a cocoa or almond milk cappuccino.
5. Fruits and Berries
Blackberries, gooseberries, blueberries and raspberries are high in antioxidants and are best for the skin. Apples are an excellent source of fibre, and kiwis and pears help to cleanse the gut, which is so important for clear skin. All these fruits are also very high in vitamin C, which helps with collagen production that is vital to delay the signs of ageing.
They are rich in antioxidant vitamin E and monounsaturated fats, which are very beneficial for the skin. They also help keep your cholesterol levels. Half an avocado twice to three times per week is the recommended norm.
Peppers are great to treat crows feet. Kale is high in calcium, vitamin K and C, which are all vital for healthy skin. Sweet potato contains beta carotene, and brussels are a super source of B1, B6, vitamin C and K that all are important for healthy skin.
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Erica Ryan is a massage specialist, holistic nutritionist and beauty therapist with over sixteen years experience. The founder of Peaches & Lime, she has trained, studied and practised in a wide range of beauty treatments both at home and abroad. Specialising in massage and facial techniques, before deciding on her own unique methods, she continues the high standards of care and expertise gained from all around the world.
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